TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Bowden won his 300th game at Florida State, getting 133 yards rushing and a touchdown from Preston Parker in a 24-16 victory against Maryland on Saturday.
Bowden, who has 373 career coaching wins, is assured of keeping his lead over Penn State’s Joe Paterno for at least one more week in their long-running competition for the most wins in major college history.
Florida State (7-4, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) clinched a 31st consecutive winning season, while Maryland (5-6, 2-5 ACC) needs a win at North Carolina State next week just to become bowl eligible.
Parker, who had been the Seminoles’ leading receiver, made his first start at tailback and ran for 51 yards on his first four carries, including an 18-yard TD.
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